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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Summer hours set for AARP tax aides
IRS concludes 'Dirty Dozen' list of tax scams for 2019
Police Blotter - March 23, 2019
Minnesota Republican politics will be subject of 2 April Rosenmeier forums
Cass County Board: Alternative gravel road treatments still too pricey
Outdoor Notes for March 23
Corps of Engineers seeks comments on request to construct a National Loon Center within the Cross Lake Recreation Area
Basketball: Warriors' Durant delivers more ways than 1
Boys Basketball: Riewer, four Tigers honored
Fore-tuitous temps: Open driving range foretells spring
Elaine Foss Ebnet
Jacqueline Dee (Strand) Shipley Christensen Block
Leona Bjerga Crider
Judith Ann Dick
Card games: March 11-15, 2019
Echoing-Journaling Around the Globe: San Diego
Chef's Hat: What to do with a bottle of bourbon
3 things for better health - March 18
Faith: Sanctification makes us holy, but only if we let it
The Last Windrow: Who's ready for the annual Minnesota Twins forecast?
Guest Opinion: Reimagining Minnesota State
As I See It: Who can we trust?
Sheriff's Corner: Now is the time to prepare for flooding
Grim's Tales: I hope to see PR-B voters April 18
letters to the editor
Births: Jan. 1-15, 2019
Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Birth: March 9, 2019
Births: March 2, 2019
March 15, 2019
Letter to the editor: Put an end to Line 3
Enbridge's proposed Line 3 would carry tar sands oil through some of Minnesota's most water-rich land. This huge pipeline project would go through treaty lands and cross over 200 lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. The Minnesota Department of Commerce's analysis shows that the risks...
March 15, 2019 - 2:30am
March 14, 2019
Letter to the editor: Klobuchar a no-show
Over five years ago I first wrote and called Sen. Klobuchar on a "matter" that concerns thousands of 18- to 20-year-old service personnel. I followed up with additional letters, plus many phone calls with her staff. I've never heard back one word!
March 14, 2019 - 2:30am
March 9, 2019
Letter to the editor: HWD (healthy wild deer), not CWD
Last year, 2018, was my best of 23 archery seasons. Perhaps the biggest highlight was setting a ladder stand with a friend and my 4-year-old son. Once the stand was up, my son stated he wanted to stay in the woods til dark to see some deer. Proud dad moment. My 2018 season excitement...
March 9, 2019 - 2:30am
March 8, 2019
Letter to the editor: Senators reveal their true nature
On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, our two senators revealed their true nature by not allowing a vote on Senate Bill 311, known as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill does not change the current law regarding abortions in anyway but merely says that if an abortion results...
March 8, 2019 - 2:30am
March 4, 2019
Letter to the editor: Campaign contributions are public
Over the past two weeks, there have been letters to the editor printed in the Echo Journal and the Brainerd Dispatch regarding concerns over contributions to my campaign. I have not had direct discussions with either gentlemen about their concerns raised in their letters. Despite...
March 4, 2019 - 2:30am
March 3, 2019
Letter to the editor: Support renewable energy legislation
Recent newspaper articles have taught us that the Midwest is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. It is already increasing the spread of diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes, affecting the health of local plants and animals and the incomes of farmers and resort...
March 3, 2019 - 2:30am
March 2, 2019
Letter to the editor: Don't miss future wild game potlucks
To any fathers and sons who have never attended the Men and Boys Wild Game Potluck Banquet at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church, you have missed out on a beautiful program put on by the men's ministry at that church. It's great to see so many young kids there with...
March 2, 2019 - 2:30am
March 1, 2019
Letter to the editor: Climate change affects everyone
God provided the incredible living world we find ourselves in. To disrespect it is to spit in the eye of god. I don't believe in God, at least not how others perceive it. Even so, why do I respect the nature we share so much more than so many Christians? Don't they believe in their...
March 1, 2019 - 2:30am
February 28, 2019
Letter to the editor: Time to get back to the basics in education
Once again, Pine River-Backus Schools are asking for more money for facilities - not for education. Taxpayers nationwide have footed the bill for huge increases in education funding. Yet, academic achievement and student performance have not responded with dramatic increases. This...
February 28, 2019 - 2:30am
February 22, 2019
Letter to the editor: Let's judge people for their character
How embarrassing for Minnesotans to have a congresswoman like Ilhan Omar. First, she wrongly accuses the kids from Covington Catholic High School, saying they had taunted five black men and saying terrible things about rape. We now know all of these things were false and that the...
February 22, 2019 - 2:30am
February 21, 2019
Letter to the editor: A question of ethical accountability
Letter writer Mike O'Brien recently took issue with Rep. Josh Heintzeman and Sen. Carrie Ruud for opposing the court appeal filing against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project. That appeal has been ruled in favor, by Gov. Walz, and allowed to proceed.
February 21, 2019 - 2:30am
February 16, 2019
Letter to the editor: Nagel's 'Looking Back' is a good read
Local author Craig Nagel has written a delightful book called "Looking Back." He recalls growing up in a small town near Chicago in the 1950s. Each chapter is an adventure in the mind of a boy living and learning about life. This book will bring back fond memories to the older generation...
February 16, 2019 - 5:30am
February 15, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Ethanol fix is vital for Minnesota farmers
The ethanol industry has great potential to improve agricultural communities in Minnesota, boosting the economy and helping our hardworking farmers provide for their families. Over the past five years, farm income has fallen by 46 percent. One thing that all Americans can do to help...
February 15, 2019 - 2:30am
February 14, 2019
Letter to the editor: Government of, by and for the people
Up north, we the people live in the "land of sky-blue waters." Although certainly in the middle of a "blue" state, we are nevertheless, in one way, deep in a "red" zone. Last autumn, just before midterm elections, the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College hosted a candidate forum,...
February 14, 2019 - 2:30am
February 8, 2019
Letter to the editor: Allow full discourse on all sides of issues
In the letter to the editor from Pat Duffy of Breezy Point, Pat suggests that Pete Abler's column is bigoted and that the Echo Journal is doing a disservice to Pat and other readers. This is the typical response from leftists. If they don't like what you say, they want to shut you...
February 8, 2019 - 5:30am